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Learn more about how to get here, our hours, admission costs and everything else you need to know about the Wildlife Center.

Animal Clinic & Housing Fundraiser

Help us reach our $2 Million goal for a much needed new building.

Visit Us

Learn more about how to get here, our hours, admission costs and everything else you need to know about the Wildlife Center.

Animal Clinic & Housing Fundraiser

Help us reach the $2Million needed for a much needed new building.

View Our Shop

You can’t take the animals with you, but you can bring home lots of goodies from our store.

Meet the Locals

Get to know all the animals at the Wildlife Center

View Our Shop

You can’t take the animals with you, but you can bring home lots of goodies from our store.

Meet the Locals

Get to know all the animals at the Wildlife Center

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care.

AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here.

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Adventure for Ava + AWCC

Adventure for Ava + AWCC

The AWCC is proud to partner with Adventure for Ava in helping Alaskan youth achieve their dreams! Adventure for Ava is a nonprofit program focusing on Alaskan families with special needs/disabilities. They specialize in inclusivity and access to the outdoors by...

AWCC + Girdwood Brewing Collaboration

AWCC + Girdwood Brewing Collaboration

WE NEED YOUR VOTES! The AWCC is partnering with local favorite, Girdwood Brewing, on an exciting [and delicious] fundraiser. Girdwood Brewing is working on a refreshing helles lager to be released just in time for spring, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated...

What’s in a Name? Bison vs. Buffalo

What’s in a Name? Bison vs. Buffalo

The iconic symbol of the plains of the American West: the buffalo…or is it?
Contrary to popular belief, there are no buffalo in North America. The animal we commonly refer to as ‘buffalo’ is actually a bison! The term ‘buffalo’ belongs to species who make their homes in Asia and Africa (specifically water buffalo and cape buffalo).

Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round and include an animal encounter. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are available for online booking. Book early to ensure your spot!